2023: Uba Sani vows to empower women, youths 

January 22, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration. Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to Read More

Reducing waste, enabling sustainable consumption: The time is now

January 1, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

Happy New Year 2023. The yuletide has witnessed a significant consumption rate across the country in the consumer goods sector. On a larger scale, sachet usage has dominated the retail industry in many parts of Africa but more significantly in Nigeria, where the population is high, and there is a huge demand for consumer goods. The level of plastic and Read More

Kano to incorporate emirates in sectoral development – Commissioner 

December 15, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has said with the consolidation of the four new emirates in the state, the stage has been set for the incorporation of the traditional institution into its sectoral development programmes to accommodate the overall socio-economic needs of the people. The Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this in a statement, in reaction Read More

MPI Report 2022: 63% of Nigerians poor – NBS

December 15, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says its highlights of the 2022 Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) survey revealed that 63 per cent or 133 million of persons living within Nigeria are multi-dimensionally poor. The national MPI is 0.257, indicating that poor people in Nigeria experience just over one-quarter of all possible deprivations. Semiu Adeniran, Statistician General of the Federation and Read More

2023: Youth league hails SIP success in Kwara  

December 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

League of Kwara Youths Movement Wednesday applauded the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration, describing it as the most expressive and credible programme.  The group warned youths in the state not to give saboteurs a chance to operate ahead of the 2023 general elections so as not to rob them of the benefits of the administration.  Addressing a world Read More

2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More

The best fruits and veggies in Nigeria

December 7, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Fruit and vegetable crop production in Nigeria is unique. The nutrient-rich soil of Nigeria is perfect for cultivating major fruits like pawpaw, citrus, guava, plantains, bananas, mango and pineapple. But there are plenty of delicious vegetables in Nigeria, notably carrots, Amaranthus, papers, okra, onions, baobab leaves, Hibiscus sabdariffa (sobo), and olitorus (ewedu), among others. Fruits have always been associated with Read More

Don’t relax on NYSC trust fund, Uba urges stakeholders  

December 6, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The acting director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Christy Uba, has urged all stakeholders not to relax but remain committed to the call for the NYSC Trust Fund. She stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 batch ‘c’ stream II corps members at the NYSC orientation camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai LGA, Akwa Ibom Read More

32% of Africans still practice open defecation – WHO

November 21, 2022 Editorial IV 0

World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says 27 per cent of Africans in rural areas and 5 per cent of those in the urban areas still practice open defecation.  She said this on Saturday in a message to commemorate the World Toilet Day 2022. World Toilet Day is celebrated annually to tackle global sanitation crisis and Read More

Edo: Obaseki presents N320bn budget for 2023 

November 16, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, presented a N320.35bn budget to the Edo State House of Assembly for the 2023 fiscal year, representing a 44.3 percent increase from the N222bn budgeted for the year 2022. According to the governor, the document, christened ‘Budget of Resilience and Transformation,’ is informed by the need to “build a resilient and Read More

The right to health for Nigerians

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Health is to be a basic human right which is linked to the realization of other human rights. It’s obviously linked to the right to life, which is the fulcrum upon which other rights derive their validity. It implies that the right to life could be violated through the denial of health supporting conditions to the point of abrogation. Nigeria Read More

Osinbajo’s surgery successful – Presidency

July 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has undergone a successful surgery to treat recurrent pains in his leg. In a statement signed by the Medical Director, Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, and released by the Spokesperson to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Saturday, the Vice President is alert and well. Akande said doctors who performed the surgical operation on Osinbajo, to Read More

Cleft gave me different understanding of life – Patient

February 26, 2022 Editor 0

Dental Technician Kaosarat Bankole recently gave a heart-wrenching story on her ordeals of living with an untreated cleft of the palate, and how things eventually turned around for the better after her encounter with Smile Train. “Cleft gave me a different meaning to my life. I couldn’t talk or express myself around people apart from people close to me like Read More

NBMA policy move to secure Nigeria from health, environmental threats – Ikeazor

February 9, 2022 Helen Oji 0

Minister of State for Environment Sharon Ikeazor has said the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) policy was to secure the health of Nigerians and the immediate environment from biological threats, as well as sustain socio-economic development. Ikeazor said this on Tuesday during the unveiling and public presentation of the approved National Biosecurity Policy and Action Plan 2022-2026 which held in Read More

Health advocacy group hails FG on sugary drinks tax

January 22, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Global Health Advocacy Incubator, an health advocacy group,  has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the introduction of tax on the sugar-sweetened beverages, saying that the tax will raise the government’s revenue. The group in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, also commended the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamusuna, for her effort which led to the introduction of the tax Read More

My husband ‘loves dog more than me,’ woman tells court

December 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 40-year-old divorce seeker, Rashidat Ogunniyi, Thursday, told an Igando Customary Court that her “husband loves his dog more than he loves me.” Mrs Ogunniyi, 40, who is seeking dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage, told the court that her husband, Kazeem, was only concerned about the welfare of his dog. “Kazeem is an irresponsible husband and father, he lacks care Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

UN body commends NECC Kaduna for research innovation on co-chlear implants

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The United Nations African Convention on Disabled and physically challenged people (UNACDCP) has commended the National Ear Care Center (NECC) Kaduna for embarking on reforms which has turned around the fortunes of the center. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held in Nairobi Kenya, host, Dr Mutavi Evans Mutavi, the organisations Charge d ‘affairs in Kenya said NECC Read More

LG offers auto cleaning, antibacterial line of air conditioners

October 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The LG Electronics has introduced a new line of auto cleaning and antibacterial air conditioners that guarantees good quality of life. Scientists from around the world are working on understanding the impact of Indoor air quality (IAQ) on health and life expectancy. Research has shown that in areas with higher levels of harmful substances, poorer air quality can exacerbate a Read More

[Breaking] Coup: AU slams suspension on Sudan

October 27, 2021 Aljazeera 0

The African Union (AU) has said it suspended Sudan from all its activities after the country’s military overthrew the civilian-led transitional government in a coup. The African Union Political Affairs Peace and Security on Wednesday tweeted the news of the suspension, an expected move typically taken in the wake of military coups. In a communique, the pan-African body said the Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Health care: PHC-TWG holds maiden meeting in Yobe

October 21, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Yobe State Primary Health Care Technical Working Group (PHC TWG) has Thursday held its maiden meeting aimed at improving primary health care delivery in the state. In a statement signed by the Yobe state director information services who doubles as the chairman social mobilization and community engagements sub working group, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, indicates that the meeting held at Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More